Geospatial Solution Engineer
|Sector:||Information & Communication Technology|
|Term Duration:||2 years 0 months|
|Recruitment Type:||Local Recruitment|
|Closing Date:||11/20/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC|
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org
ITS Vice Presidency Context:
Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 150 locations. Our vision is to transform how the Bank Group accomplishes its mission through information and technology. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, the formulation and implementation of the ITS strategy is an ongoing, iterative process of learning and adaptation developed through extensive consultations with business partners throughout the World Bank Group.
ITS shapes its strategy in response to changing business priorities and leverages new technologies to achieve three high-level business outcomes: business enablement, by providing Bank Group units with innovative digital tools and technologies to transform how they deliver value for their clients; empowerment & effectiveness, by ensuring that all Bank Group staff are connected, able to find information, and productive to accelerate the delivery of development solutions globally; and resilience, by equipping the Bank Group to provide risk-based cybersecurity and robust data protection for a global network and a growing cloud platform.
Implementation of the strategy is guided by three core principles. The first is to deliver solutions for business partners that are customer-centric, innovative, and transformative. The second is to provide the Bank Group with value for money with selective and standard technologies. The third principle is to excel at the basics by providing a high performing, robust, and resilient IT environment for the organization.
The ITS External Solutions (ITSES) is a unit within the ITS Operations & Corporate department (ITSOC) that provides state-of-art information and technology applications to support communications with external audiences, donors, member counties and other key stakeholders. The unit focuses on modernizing the Banks digital engagement with the public, external clients, partnerships, and other stakeholders. ITSES works with clients to design solutions that help enable client responsiveness, improve organizational effectiveness, and manage risks.
The World Banks Information Technology Solutions (ITS) department has an immediate requirement for a geospatial specialist who is responsible for gathering geospatial platform requirements and working closely with business stakeholders and team. The selected candidate will work with the team lead and technical team to implement geospatial application development projects. The Geospatial Solutions team within ITS is looking for a talented and energetic solution engineer for the future development of World Bank Geospatial Platform; as well as maintain current applications using the latest frameworks and technologies available to achieve desired business outcomes. The primary focus of this role will be to lead the technical development and implementation of innovative solutions for the geospatial platform with a focus on performance. You will work in a team with designers, developers, and analysts to design, develop and implement innovative geospatial solutions.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Specific tasks include but are not limited to:
Participate in the design, implementation, and deployment of successful large-scale systems and services in support of World Bank Geospatial Enterprise Platform (e.g., https://maps.worldbank.org);
Participate in technical planning & requirements gathering phases including writing/modifying user stories, designing solutions based on requirements, developing test plans, and creating technical documentation.
Collaborates with Architecture, Office of Information Security, and Infrastructure teams to design and implement the solutions.
Ensure application performance, uptime, and scalability requirements are met by maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful application design.
Maintain knowledge of current technologies, research emerging technologies and industry trends, and make recommendations on implementation.
Remain current in state-of-the-art software frameworks and programming methods.
Master's degree in Computer science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computational Sciences and Engineering or other related fields and five yearsrelevant full-time experience after completion of that degree OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
You should have the following core skillsets:
Strong hands-on development experience using Angular 14+, Python, and Java / C++.
Experience with spatial database, specifically PostgreSQL.
Experience in building Spatial Machine Learning (ML) models and integrating them into the application stack is a plus.
Experience in engineering cloud solutions and architectures on one or more cloud providers - Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platforms.
Experience working with modern architectures (e.g., automation, cloud-based, microservices-based) in a DevOps environment.
Experience in building Spatial Machine Learning (ML) models and integrating them into the application stack is a plus. [Not Mandatory]
Experience in Agile (Scrum) based development.
Good interpersonal, verbal, and written skills, with a robust command of English.
Solid team-player mentality and experience in working with teams across organizations.
Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to achieve deliverables on time.
Note: The selected person will be hired on two years renewable Term contract which can be extended based on business needs and performance."
World Bank Group Core Competencies
The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
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